Jason Gorber

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
Film Scouts , Filmfest , Moviefone , Twitch
Total Reviews:
447
Total QuickRatings:
1

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
D 19% Transcendence (2014) " This is little more than a Lawnmower Man redux, mowing its way through maudlin metaphysics and moral manure." — Twitch
Posted Apr 17, 2014
B+ 95% The Final Member (2014) " There's a confidence and swagger to the film that speaks of far more experience with this type of story telling." — Twitch
Posted Apr 17, 2014
A 80% The Raid 2 (2014) " One of the more sophisticated, complex and brutal action films ever made." — Moviefone
Posted Mar 20, 2014
B+ 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " There's plenty to love about this film, and it's told with respect for the traditions while forging ahead." — Twitch
Posted Mar 20, 2014
A- 59% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) " With echoes to his earlier works, an extremely dark sense of humour, and a surprisingly endearing look at his tortured characters, this is most definitely a film worth seeing for those willing to brave the subject matter." — Moviefone
Posted Mar 20, 2014
A- 76% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " With echoes to his earlier works, an extremely dark sense of humour, and a surprisingly endearing look at his tortured characters, this is most definitely a film worth seeing for those willing to brave the subject matter." — Moviefone
Posted Mar 20, 2014
C 23% Need For Speed (2014) " So, is there a need for Need For Speed? Well, no, not really. " — Twitch
Posted Mar 14, 2014
C+ 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " This isn't a film for purists, nor is it a film for those who delve into Herodotus in their spare time. This is a comic book movie using Greek wars as a backdrop to tell archetypical tales." — Twitch
Posted Mar 6, 2014
B- 49% RoboCop (2014) " it might be faint praise, but RoboCop isn't robo-crap." — Twitch
Posted Feb 11, 2014
A+ 96% The Lego Movie (2014) " Skeptics, leave your grumblings at home. The LEGO Movie is a blast, a plaything for any age, an exquisite assembly that's literally more than the sum of its parts. For as per the song that runs throughout: 'Everything is awesome, everything is cool.'" — Twitch
Posted Feb 5, 2014
B —— The Green Prince " Suffice it to say, there has rarely been a work, documentary or no, that so thoroughly details both the inner machinations of the Hamas operations, or the interrogation and handling efforts of the hyper secretive Shin Bet." — Twitch
Posted Feb 3, 2014
B 91% A Most Wanted Man (2014) " It is on Philip Seymour Hoffman's shoulders that much of the film sits, and his disheveled, cigarette-fueled German spy character provides another of his inimitable sad-sack characters that he brings to the screen better than pretty much anyone." — Twitch
Posted Feb 3, 2014
A —— Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014) " If the best crime documentary is meant to be more provocative than polemical, if it is to be a film that articulates rather than advocates, than Berlinger's Whitey just may be one of the best." — Twitch
Posted Feb 2, 2014
A- 56% Camp X-Ray " As a work of moral ambivalence, it's extremely interesting. As a jingoistic apology for imprisonment, it's flawed. I choose to believe based on the pedigree of those involved that my former reading is...the more accurate analysis of the film" — Twitch
Posted Jan 31, 2014
A- 83% Imperial Dreams " Imperial Dreams details the morally ambivalence of the situation in inner-city LA with beauty and grace, providing some of the most effective and memorable performances of the year. " — Twitch
Posted Jan 31, 2014
B 80% Frank (2014) " In the end, the film feels like a bit of a mashup, a mix of genres and tunes and tones that don't quite mesh, but nonetheless as experimentation is far from uninteresting. " — Twitch
Posted Jan 31, 2014
A+ 100% The Overnighters (2014) " The Overnighters is a shattering experience; a masterwork of unbridled honesty as it delves into the messy ambivalence of regular lives. Provocative, unsettling, energizing and immensely sorrowful. An exceptional, haunting film, and one not to be missed." — Twitch
Posted Jan 27, 2014
A- 100% Killers " . But for those willing to give it a shot, Killers just may be one of the most interesting, disturbing, and provocative takes on the world of the serial killer ever made." — Twitch
Posted Jan 25, 2014
A 100% Life Itself (2014) " I think it's fair to conjecture - Roger would have liked the film very much... It's pretty clear that he would have smiled, done that "happy dance" he would use to express his joy, and raise once more his thumb to the sky." — Twitch
Posted Jan 22, 2014
C 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " time will tell whether this is in fact the reboot Paramount is hoping for. Me, I was simply hoping for something that would be entertaining and not treat me like an idiot. " — Twitch
Posted Jan 18, 2014
A- 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " Anchorman 2 may not be the best film in the history of forever, but it presents itself like it is...This is a film unafraid to stick a nipple into the maw of a writhing shark...It is a legend that has continued." — Twitch
Posted Dec 17, 2013
A 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " As an audience, we are literally traveling there and back again, and with The Desolation of Smaug, I'd suggest you're in for a hell of a ride." — Twitch
Posted Dec 7, 2013
A+ 89% Frozen (2013) " Frozen is the best animated film of the year, a wonderful celebration of music and story....It is a work to be embraced without cynicism, one that can simply be taken on its own merits as a charming, funny, musical experience." — Twitch
Posted Nov 26, 2013
D+ 42% Oldboy (2013) " Alas, things go wrong pretty spectacularly on many fronts....Lee's folly is that all of his visual and choreographic contributions seem to be lesser than the original." — Twitch
Posted Nov 26, 2013
C- 46% The Book Thief (2013) " Thus, the film leaves us with a film that, while not risible, does not raise to the level of a veritable constellation of other works that have plumbed similar stories." — Twitch
Posted Nov 8, 2013
C- 60% Ender's Game (2013) " Ender's Game doesn't seem like it's worth playing" — Twitch
Posted Oct 31, 2013
B- 49% Escape Plan (2013) " Escape Plan is cotton candy cinema, and about as architecturally substantial. It's a brisk two hours spent with a couple of VCR-era legends...executed with enough gumption to make the film a fun if frivolous escape." — Twitch
Posted Oct 17, 2013
A 93% Captain Phillips (2013) " This is a rich tale that depends not on intricacies of plot but character interaction to provide its adrenaline thrills...A truly mature work from Greengrass and his colleagues, and easily one of the best films of the year." — Twitch
Posted Oct 10, 2013
D+ 9% Runner Runner (2013) " Title refers to 4.2% chance you have in poker of hitting flush...Any poker player will know that initial set of cards is known as the "flop," a fair description for this film with even longer odds at finding an appreciative audience." — Twitch
Posted Oct 4, 2013
B- —— When Jews Were Funny (2014) " On the whole, I think When Jews Were Funny is a strong testament to a lost age, a kind of elegy to the self-deprecation and introspection that certainly shaped in a major way modern comedy." — Twitch
Posted Sep 22, 2013
C+ 100% Yurusarezaru mono (Unforgiven) " Let's be explicit here - much, if not all of the pleasure of this version of Unforgiven is tied directly to the previous film. As a standalone project, it's highly interesting, but it's also hardly definitive." — Twitch
Posted Sep 22, 2013
A 67% R100 (2014) " A delightful collision of humour and self-reflexive philosophizing" — Twitch
Posted Sep 21, 2013
A- —— Rhymes For Young Ghouls " The film is told with a mix of lyricism and kicks to the gut, and is all the better for these shifts in tonality. It's remarkable how the narrative feels both highly specific to this community, yet near mythic in a more universal, classic sense." — Twitch
Posted Sep 20, 2013
C- 96% Enough Said (2013) " There's a Three's Company vibe to the proceedings, and it's not a style of humour I've ever been particularly fond of. " — Twitch
Posted Sep 18, 2013
B- —— Made in America " The sentiment is pure, and the assemblage of talent is indeed interesting. What's promising on a cinematic front are the great documentary moments." — Twitch
Posted Sep 17, 2013
B+ 98% Starred Up (2014) " Starred Up is a gritty, intense, and shockingly unique take on the prison drama genre." — Twitch
Posted Sep 17, 2013
B 96% Sunshine on Leith " A perfect mix of the melancholic and the hopeful...[A] charming film." — Twitch
Posted Sep 17, 2013
B 63% Bad Words (2014) " When the humor goes black, it does so in a pretty inspired way." — Twitch
Posted Sep 17, 2013
B+ 86% What If (The F Word) (2014) " With whipsnap dialogue and compelling, memorable performances, The F Word transcends its formulaic pretenses, resulting in a charming, quite effective film." — Twitch
Posted Sep 17, 2013
A- 74% Enemy (2014) " A highly stylized yet intriguing look at a man coming to terms with his duplicate...Enemy firmly establishes Villeneuve as one of today's most truly unique filmmakers." — Twitch
Posted Sep 16, 2013
A+ 100% The Square (2013) " Easily one of the most complex, most nuanced, and frankly most important documentaries made about the ongoing political developments in Egypt. Heck, I'll go further, it's one of the finer historical documentaries I think that's ever been made, period." — Twitch
Posted Sep 13, 2013
C 92% A Touch of Sin (2013) " A decent 45 minute buildup is squandered as the rest of the running time ambles along." — Twitch
Posted Sep 12, 2013
A+ —— iNumber Number " My immediate reaction was to call this the "South African Reservoir Dogs" and I don't make the comparison lightly. A bristling action movie with stunning performances, beautifully staged action moments, and an elegantly simple plot." — Twitch
Posted Sep 10, 2013
A 71% Oculus (2014) " A slow burn film with a deliciously creepy mood, yet at the same time it remains exhilarating throughout...This isn't just a great Midnight Madness film, this is a great film, period." — Twitch
Posted Sep 10, 2013
C 70% Man of Tai Chi (2013) " After all is said and done, after we've gone through the rote paces in an assembly line fashion, we're left with a mildly enjoyable if completely forgettable martial arts film. " — Twitch
Posted Sep 10, 2013
B 13% McCanick (2014) " A tight little police story with a compelling if slightly overwrought twist, McCanick is well executed fun, and an appropriate showcase for Morse's great talents." — Twitch
Posted Sep 9, 2013
D 27% Devil's Knot (2014) " Do we need a fictional version of this story? Does the Devil's Knot add anything, be it intellectually or aesthetically to what has already been covered so extensively by other, greater works? Do we need this film? The answer, sadly, is a resolute "no"." — Twitch
Posted Sep 9, 2013
A+ 89% Rush (2013) " Ron Howard's film about the 1976 Formula 1 season, isn't just an enthralling film, an exciting cinematic spectacle full of drama and adrenaline-fueled racing sequences. Quite simply, it's a film that manages to be, well, magical." — Twitch
Posted Sep 9, 2013
A+ 97% Gravity (2013) " Gravity is the film that cinema was born to make. It echoes the dreams of MeliĆ©s writ on a modern giant canvas, yet does so with such impeccable restraint that like the lead characters it will leave you breathless. " — Twitch
Posted Sep 8, 2013
B- 49% Parkland (2013) " Parkland provides a refreshingly original take on such an historic event. It may not entirely succeed, but it's a noble effort at a new way of dealing with an event of such historical magnitude." — Twitch
Posted Sep 6, 2013
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